Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway increased its stake in Occidental Petroleum this week, taking on another 3.9 million units of the company’s stock at an average price of roughly $63 per share.
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Berkshire Hathaway has upped its holdings from 25.1% to 25.8% of the oil producer.
Shares of the energy company drifted lower on Thursday.
Berkshire’s latest purchase brings its total to 228 million shares worth $14.5 billion. Buffett’s Hathaway made its last purchase of Occidental in June, when it raised its stake to 224.1 million at just over $57 per share.
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While Berkshire Hathaway has regulatory approval to acquire as much as 50% of Occidental Petroleum, Buffett said at the company’s annual meeting this summer that he is not seeking to control the Texas-based energy company.
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In addition to Occidental Petroleum, Berkshire holds equity in a variety of companies, including longtime holdings; American Express, Coca-Cola, Chevron and a more recently homebuilders D.R. Horton and Lennar.
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